SOGIC Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Feb. 23, 2021

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Community Based Research Centre (CBRC) Presentation on Results of their Qualitative Study on Serious Legal Problems for LGBTQ2+ People in Western Canada
This meeting is being hosted by the SOGIC Section.


Ben Klassen (he/him) Research Manager at the Community-Based Research Centre
Alex Wells (he/him/they/them) PhD student at the University of Victoria
Dustin Klaudt (he/him), CBABC SOGIC Co-Chair
Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

Please join Ben Klassen ,(he/him) Research Manager at the Community-Based Research Centre, and Alex Wells, (he/him/they/them) PhD student at the University of Victoria, as they present on results of their qualitative study on serious legal problems for LGBTQ2+ people in western Canada.

Speaker Bios

Ben Klassen (he/him) is a white cis queer man living and working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Vancouver, BC. He has worked as a qualitative researcher on a variety of community-based projects within LGBTQ2+ communities. Ben is currently the Research Manager at the Community-Based Research Centre and formerly coordinated the “HIV in My Day” oral history project which collected stories from the early years of British Columbia’s epidemic from long-term survivors and caregivers. He holds an MA in History from Simon Fraser University.

Alex Wells is a PhD student in the Social Dimensions of Health program at the University of Victoria. They have an MSW with a joint specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto. He also has a BSW from York University and a BA from the University of Toronto. Their research looks at the role of LGBTQ2S recreational sports teams and leagues play in supporting the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ2S communities from across Canada. His broad research interests include LGBTQ2S mental, sexual and physical health, community-based research and health initiatives and recommendations for social work practice. Alex is a registered social worker with over ten years experience working and volunteering to support LGBTQ2S communities.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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